Post By Canadian hunter
May 16, 2012, 08:02 PM
Long time no chat guys! I've been lurking in the shadows for the last month or so. I'm happy to report that I have crawled out from underneath the rock I have been hiding under. I received blessings from my Chief Financial Officer ('da Wife) to put $1K into "the business". So I stopped at "our bank" on the way home from work to withdraw the cash. I popped the question: "Do you have any half dollars available, loose or rolled?". The vault teller went to the back, came out and said "I have $1260 in rolled." "Oh boy", I thought to myself. "$1000 in rolled, please." I said.
I spent more time staring at the rolls in the front seat on the drive home then keeping my eyes on the road.
(Drum roll please....)
$1000 in CWR
I bagged the 1K into the deposit bag and headed down to "our bank" here in town. I met with the Service Manager and the Vault Teller. I described my intentions and after a few phone calls, the Service Manager told me this:
1. "We will allow you to turn in your bags and immediately exchange them for paper money"
2. "We will allow you to bring 6 deposit bags per week (2 scheduled pickups per week = 3 and 3)."
3. "We can order 8 boxes a week for you (2 scheduled deliveries per week = 4 and 4)
The Vault Teller told me this:
"We have other people that come in frequently asking for halves. But you're a lot nicer then them. Let me have your number and I will call you when rolls come in."
For "shits-and-giggles", I ran down to the other branch across town and was told:
"We'll be able to handle 3 bags once a week and we can order 4 boxes for you."
I was so happy I forgot to ask them if they had any halves!
Even though I was sprayed by the infamous "skunk", I built some new relationships today (which is worth more then every silver half I have found and will ever find!).
I'll hit up some more banks after work tomorrow!
I hope everyone is doing well!
May 16, 2012, 08:08 PM
Glad to hear from you, hope the new job is going good! Best of luck to you in your hunts (you don't really need it)
May 16, 2012, 08:23 PM
nice to see you posting again, I always enjoyed your posts from when you started!
May 16, 2012, 09:03 PM
Good to hear from you too jarlbartar! The job is going very well! I nearly passed out when I saw my first pay check. I haven't seen that high of a number in a long time. There is one downfall to working Monday through Friday, I can't do a "super-mega bank run". I'll just have to pre-plan my runs and execute them after work.
Originally Posted by jarlbartar
Thanks for the luck and H$H!! to you too!
May 16, 2012, 09:08 PM
It's good to be back Buff! Reading about everyone's finds here on the forum inspired me to get back in the game (OK, I admit... It didn't take much effort or thought. You can't score Ag if you don't look for it!)
Originally Posted by BuffaloBoy
I'm glad you enjoy my posts. I heard about "how bad this forum has become" and I will do my part to keep it positive and to encourage others. We're all in this together!
May 16, 2012, 09:48 PM
Exactly, when I got someone's silver collection dumped, I forgot to ask for nickels and pennies. But I corrected my self and next week I went to the same branch and picked those rolls. Remember there is always a second chance.
Originally Posted by tallguybry
Nice to see you again!
0/5 Mercury dimes
0/10 Tombac nickels
0/10 War Nickels
0/1 Silver dollar
3/2 Silver half-dollar
14/100 silver dime
1/10 George V nickel
150/100 Wheat cents
2/5 Indian Head Penny
1/1 2006 no P magnetic
4/4 Clipped planchet
1/1 Blank planchet
May 16, 2012, 09:53 PM
Originally Posted by Canadian hunter
I think this was the first time since the beginning of my CRH hobby that I walked into a bank and didn't pop the question! I need to get my "A-game" on!
Good to see you too C-h!